Chasm Lake is one of most spectacular destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. An elevation of 11,760' puts it well above treeline. The lake occupies a cleft between Mount Meeker (13,911') and Long's Peak (14,256'). The surrounding area includes a variety of features noteworthy enough for names: the Peacock Pool, Columbine Falls, the Ship's Prow and the Black Diamond (the vertical east face of Long's Peak). Late September is the perfect time to make the hike. Summer crowds have disappeared, and the first snows have arrived.

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